'Big Brother' surprise for birthday boy Vinnie

Soccer bad boy turned Hollywood hardman Vinnie Jones will get a 'Celebrity Big Brother' birthday surprise today.

Soccer bad boy turned Hollywood hardman Vinnie Jones will get a 'Celebrity Big Brother' birthday surprise today.

Jones will celebrate his 45th birthday in the celebrity house and his fellow housemates have made him birthday messages on canvas.

The housemates secretly set to work on the creative gifts yesterday as Big brother kept an unsuspecting Jones chatting in the diary room.

Yesterday 'Thong Song' singer Sisqo said he is a “little interested” in Ronnie Wood’s ex girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova.

The R&B star told Big Brother: “Kat – I don’t know ... I could be wrong. I’m a little interested. It seems like she she’s got a lot of layers.

“When she first came into the house, she seemed maybe little shy at first, and then, you know, when we were out there in the smoking area, she seemed to open up a little bit more. I’m kind of curious.”

As the celebrities got to know each other better, Stephen Baldwin told how he had developed a “platonic crush” on glamorous former Coronation Street actress Stephanie Beacham.

“I think I have a bit of a platonic crush on Stephanie,” he told Big Brother.

“It’s shocking. I think she’s just delightful. It’s just a nice, friendly, healthy, little infatuation.”

The American actor also described his route to staying sober as he spoke to Jones and Beacham.

He told how he has not touched booze for 20 years and that the 21st anniversary of this achievement will come during his time in the house.

“I just deal with it one day at a time – when you have a complicated mind, and most of us do, because we’re a complicated species, it’s just getting around the simple thought of ’just not today’,” he said.

“It’s such a simple thought. When you can just get through 24 hours you can start over again,” Baldwin added.

The 'Usual Suspects' star, a born-again Christian, also set himself up as the sagely one in the house.

The 43-year-old offered his wise words for Alex Reid, who confided that he was torn between cage fighting and acting after a role in 'Hollyoaks' and as a stunt double in 'Saving Private Ryan'.

“You have to decide – if the public see you as a fighter, they won’t see you as an actor,” he advised Reid.

Baldwin also told Reid he was a little curious about what wardrobe he had brought into the house.

“All Arthur, no Martha,” said Reid, before adding that he had read he was offered an extra £100,000 (€111,394) to enter the house as his alter ego, Roxanne.

“I’d wear a dress for a 100 grand,” he said.

The celebrities also triumphed in their first challenge – winning two bottles of champagne for cramming themselves into a car in an “ice breaker” task.

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